Qatar to raze and rebuild Al Rayyan stadium ahead of 2022 World Cup

In a change of plans, Qatar’s Al Rayyan Stadium will be deconstructed before it is rebuilt and ready for the 2022 World Cup, local organizers have announced.

The news signals a shift in the country’s original bid plan to refurbish the stadium to increase its capacity from 22,000 to more than 40,000 fans.

Previously, a modular top tier was expected to be added that would be disassembled after the tournament and used to build football facilities in developing countries.

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